School board approves budget

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Posted: Monday, September 16, 2013 12:00 am

The Bellevue Board of Education finalized how much taxpayers will contribute to the public school system.

The board voted to make a general fund property tax request of 10 cents per $100 assessed valuation, which would generate about $2.5 million.

Factoring in the Learning Community’s levies, the owner of a typical $150,000 home would pay $132.50 per month, with $118.75 going to the Learning Community to be filtered back to metropolitan area school districts, $12.50 going directly to BPS and $1.25 supporting the Learning Community elementary learning centers.

Last year, Bellevue Public Schools assessed a 9.9354 cent levy, the same levy it assessed in 2011. The difference between last year’s and this year’s levy for the owner of a typical $150,000 house is only 97 cents, making the rate essentially flat.

Bellevue taxpayers living outside BPS will also see little change in taxes for public education. Omaha Public Schools set its levy at about $1.20, including bonds and the common levy, while the Papillion-La Vista School District set its levy at about $1.26.

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